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Will the iPad hurt iPhone gaming?

View Poll Results: Will the iPad hurt the iPhone gaming in the long run?
Yes 100 40.49%
No 147 59.51%
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03-31-2010, 12:08 AM
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Will the iPad hurt iPhone gaming?

This might have been discussed but I am curious what everyone things the iPad's overall affect on iPhone gaming will be.

Over the past couple months it seems like a good amount of developers are focusing thier efforts on the iPad. Do you think that once the iPad launches, if it is sucessful as many feel it will be, that the iPad will replace the iPod Touch/iPhone as the platform of choice? In one or two years do you think the top quality games will be released for the iPad only?


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03-31-2010, 12:13 AM
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Nintendo is making a 3d ds, and might name it 3ds. Pretty cool eh?

03-31-2010, 12:17 AM
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Well since the iPad has no pocket portability and most likely very awkward tilt controls, those pick up and play games that I see most people buy won't work so well... The bigger games might take off though.
03-31-2010, 12:23 AM
It all depends. if no one buys it at first, then we are set! But the two will be seperate. In no way could it hurt devs because their games could be seen on 3 devices now, plus an HD app. but for us non ipad gamers, it might hurt not getting the quality, but still, we have over 50 million devices and counting, compared to the around 5 million who will get an ipad at start (random number )

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03-31-2010, 01:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
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I don't think so. iPhone users will still be way more numerous than iPad users. And the platforms aren't that different. Besides, the number of quality games release on the iPhone isn't that high, and I'm sure those guys raking it in on the iPhone will not stop developing for it.
03-31-2010, 01:46 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Singapore & Malaysia
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i like my iphone cos i can bring it ard and jus whip it out for a quick round.
the las time i wan to do on a subway/bus is to balance an ipad while standing
03-31-2010, 02:12 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
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Obviously the iPad is gonna have its exclusives, and some of them will be good. But no way is the iPad gonna outdo the ipod and iphone, there will still be a way larger market and audience than the iPad will ever come close to having.
03-31-2010, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Cilo View Post
Nintendo is making a 3d ds, and might name it 3ds. Pretty cool eh?
3DS vs 3GS

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03-31-2010, 05:17 AM
Originally Posted by Cilo View Post
Nintendo is making a 3d ds, and might name it 3ds. Pretty cool eh?
Yeah, and no glasses needed...gnarly.
03-31-2010, 05:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
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It basically boils down to the number of devices out there. As a dev y make games exclusively for a device that only has 3-5 million owners compared to 50+ million owners with the iphone and touch. Plus i hear from a friend that works for apple that the refresh for iphone might have 2x resolution and the a4 chip. If this is true then the only difference will be size between the 2. And the size is what will ultimatly might hurt the ipad.